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Westward Expansion

Vocabulary-test due Wednesday, 25, 2015

TermDefinition
Louisiana Purchase an agreement that almost doubled the size of the U.S.
expadition a journey taken by a group of people with a specific purpose.
Embargo a law that is passed to prohibit trade with other nations
nationalism loyalty and devotion to a nation
Monroe Doctrine an American policy warning European powers not to interfere with the America.
Indian Territory U.S. land in what is now Oklahoma where Congress planned to move Native Americans.
frontier outer edge of a settled region.
pioneer an early settler of a region.
wagon train the common method of transportation to the West, in which wagons traveled in groups for safety.
Gold Rush in 1849 many settlers moved to California in search of gold.
textile fabric that is woven
Economy the way that a society or nation produces and distributes goods and services
Industrialization the process of moving from an agricultural society, in which most goods are handmade, to a society that thrives on machine-manufactured goods.
technology the use of human knowledge to create tools and machines that allow us to control and navigate the environment; does NOT have to be electronic.
Created by: LordWaddles